Orlando Pride Midfielder Dani Weatherholt Inks New Contract

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Orlando Pride has signed midfielder Dani Weatherholt to a new contract. Per team and league policies, terms of the contact were not announced.

“We’re delighted to have agreed to a new deal with Dani,” Orlando Pride Head Coach Tom Sermanni said. “Dani had a terrific 2017 season and has taken great steps in her development over her two years with us. We look forward to seeing her continuing to grow and contributing to the Pride in 2018.”

Weatherholt, 23, was the Pride’s third pick (31st overall) in the 2016 NWSL College Draft out of Santa Clara University. In 2017, her sophomore season with the Club, Weatherholt appeared in 19 matches (17 starts) and scored her first professional goal on Aug. 12, helping the team to a record-setting win over Sky Blue FC. Weatherholt also added one assist on the year, setting up Alex Morgan’s 92nd-minute goal on Sept. 7 against Seattle Reign FC.

In 2016, the San Clemente, Calif., native made 12 appearances, nine of them starts, in her first season with Orlando. Internationally, Weatherholt has represented the U.S. with the U23 Women’s National Team.